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Horizontally Scrollable Entry Field On Non-Programmable Work Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102227D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eagen, ST: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Support for a horizontally scrollable entry field on a non-programmable work station is disclosed. An enhanced work station controller stores the field data locally and allows the user to perform real-time scrolling and editing functions.

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Horizontally Scrollable Entry Field On Non-Programmable Work Station

       Support for a horizontally scrollable entry field on a
non-programmable work station is disclosed.  An enhanced work station
controller stores the field data locally and allows the user to
perform real-time scrolling and editing functions.

      A horizontally scrollable entry field contains more field data
than is displayed on the screen.  Applications can use horizontally
scrollable entry fields, which are presented within a single screen
row, as an alternative to using long entry fields, which use up more
screen area and sometimes wrap to multiple screen rows.

      Fig. 1 illustrates the appearance of a horizontally scrollable
entry field.  In this example, 15 field data characters are displayed
and the remainder of the field data is hidden.  An indicator
character '>' to the right of the field indicates that there is
undisplayed data in that direction.  The user can edit and/or scroll
the field data, as described below.

      Fig. 2 illustrates the flow of display panel data from an
application to a non-programmable work station (NWS) in a
data-processing system.  The host display data manager builds a
physical data stream representation of the display panel and passes
it to a work station controller (WSC) for presentation.  The WSC
controls the physical attachment of multiple NWS devices.  Each NWS
device consists of a keyboard and display monitor, and has limited
processing capability.

      The WSC will support the programmable work station (PWS) model
of the horizontally scrollable entry field, as defined in Common User
Access Panel Design and User Interaction, IBM Publication
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